Donald E. Wheeler
Born: 04/12/1943
Died: 03/16/2016
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Donald E. Wheeler

Donald E. Wheeler of Jersey City passed away at his home while surrounded by his loving family on Wednesday, March 16, 2016.  He was 72.

Born in Cortland, New York, Donald moved to Jersey City in 1945 and has remained here since.   Donald worked for the Teamsters Local 560 and the Jersey City Department of Public Works before retiring.  He was an avid Giants and Mets Fan, a boxing enthusiast who enjoyed doing crossword puzzles, listening to music and dancing.  He was a member of the Ancient Order of Hibernians, The Elks and the Moose Lodge both of Jersey City and an honorary member of AMVETS. 

Donald was predeceased by his parents, Eva Wyman Young and Charles Wheeler, his siblings, James, Charles and Richard Young, Margaret Young Smith and Patricia Wheeler DeGiglio.  He is survived by his companion of 41 years, Dolores Celentano; his children, Donald E. Wheeler, Henry C Wheeler, John J. Celentano and Jade C Celentano; his siblings, Gary Young, Leo Young, Carlos Young, Joseph H. Wheeler, Lucille Wheeler Harris and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends spread throughout the country.

Visitation will be at McLaughlin Funeral Home 625 Pavonia Avenue, Jersey City, NJ  on Sunday from 2:00pm-8:00pm.  Relatives and friends are invited to assemble at the funeral home on Monday, March 21, 2016 at 9am prior to the funeral mass which will be celebrated at St. Ann's Church at 10am.  Interment will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington.  In lieu of flowers please make donations in his memory to the American Cancer Society.

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Donnie always had a smile for you. Many memories shared down the Jersey shore with family & friends. He will be sadly missed. Rest in peace Donnie and say hello to Uncle Danny for us.
Larry & Jo McDermott
Donnie was a special kind of person. He lived large and loved large. He accepted me into the family from when I first married his brother Joe. For the few short years we lived in Jersey City family gatherings were a riot. After we moved to Alabama he always teased me about Al A Bama. You will be missed. Hope you get to sing with Hank Williams in Heaven.
Bettye Wheeler
remembering the days:1957-you spent the summer WITH US at PINE GROVE INN LOTS OF FUN, CANASTOTA PLAYING ON THE BELCONY AND BEST OF ALL WHEN I SPENT THE SUMMER WITH YOU ON GROVE ST , so many good old days, love butch,
butch stacy
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